However casual, Tyler Britt’s “July” is a metaphysical cosmology, “good, ethical work” seeking to explore the limitless field of cultural interaction. Here, crises over mechanical reproduction and the readymade find a contemporary home. “I get so emotional, baby…(lot no. 120163792322)” consists of a “quasi-celestial” constellation of earrings, acquired by the artist on eBay; “A Reader” takes the now familiar form of the copyshop academic reader, yet is a facsimile of an issue of Forbes magazine. But none of the works in the show are that single intelligible object representing Britt’s universe. The exhibition itself, the texts related, even (or especially?) the video press release of the artist dancing the Soulja Boy alongside his gallerist, are additional yet integral works within this presentation. “July” is the exploration of the allegorical cloth of culture; fingering the warp and the weft of the formal and critical, the vague fringes of cynicism and post-modern contradiction, and the immaterial open spaces of potential framed by every woven intersection. (Lisa Larson-Walker)
Through January 31 at Vonzweck, 1626 N. Humboldt.